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BMW Convertible Top 1996-2002 Z3 TwillFast Canvas Black
1996-2002 BMW Z3 (E37) Convertible Tops


Material: Original Haartz Twillfast II cloth
Window: Plastic Window
Color: Black

Price: $359.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
Item ID: 10-04-E37-005

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1996-2002 BMW Z3 Replacement Convertible Top

1996-2002 BMW Z3 and M Roadster convertible tops are manufactured in the USA using the original patterns and specifications to the original vehicle. Our BMW Twillfast II (Sonnendeck) canvas is from The Haartz Corporation. This was the original material used on the Z3 and M Roadster. It is a premium quality topping with 100% dobby weave lining fabric.


Includes a new plastic window with a very slight tint similar to the original. The window is sewn into the convertible top for strength and durability. Finish trim piping is included around the outer frame of the window as shown in the above image.


Manufactured using first quality American Twillfast II cloth/canvas with a dobby (crisscross) inner lining. The canvas topping is a three-ply composite made of a twill weave outer fabric, a rubber inner layer and a polyester/cotton lining fabric. The material is the same as the original BMW top and since the topping material was manufactured in the same factory that made it for BMW, you can be sure the color, texture, look and feel will match.


This convertible top incorporates the 1998 BMW technical redesign to address some deficiencies in earlier models. The three improvements include:

(1) adding relief pockets in the quarter panels,
(2) adding a stiffener inside above the window, and
(3) adding elastic straps above window to support the tension straps.

These improvements fit all model years of the Z3 and M Roadster.

  • First Quality Haartz Twillfast II Cloth/Canvas with a dobby weave lining
  • Precision cutting with automated computer guided equipment
  • The entire top is cut from the same bolt of cloth for consistent color & pattern
  • Stitched with matching colors using the finest bonded polyester threads
  • DOT approved heavy .040 gauge sewn-in, tinted plastic window
  • Factory-style rain guard sewn-in along length of convertible top to direct water flow
  • Factory-style sewn-in plastic retainers pre-drilled for easy, accurate mounting
  • Deck seams are heat-sealed using specialized tape to eliminate heat-seal press marks on exterior
  • Windows are double stitched and include finish trim piping on the outside
  • Front corners are reinforced with moisture resistance PVC for added durability

Comes ready to install out of the box. No sewing required.

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01 Z3 top March 10, 2018
Reviewer: Joseph A. Norris from Cresson, PA United States  
Good deal all around ! Thanks, Nestor ............  Joe

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belle qualité March 1, 2018
Reviewer: rejean boisselle from lasalle, QC Canada  

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1996 BMW Z3 Installation Instructions July 10, 2017
Reviewer: Marty G. from Elk Grove, CA United States  
The top fits very well and looks great.
Some of the installation pictures are need to be clearer and show better detail especially those showing the attachment of the tension cables, elastic tension straps, and the 2 small side straps

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Installation July 3, 2017
Reviewer: Rob Grindler from kelowna, BC Canada  
Just about finished installing the new top on my BMW.If someone is not a little mechanical inclined I wouldn't try to do it yourself.The directions are not always clear on detail,nothing about applying the black goop on the back.Not enough detail on the strap locations I didn't pay as much attention in de assembly as I should have.Had it not bean for a couple UTube videos ,I would have bean lost.Still not clear where to attach a plastic clamp on the side flap things.That isn't clear in the directions.
The product itself is first rate and of great quality,received in a timely period after ordering.

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  1 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
I am very pleased with the product May 16, 2016
Reviewer: E.F. from Kalama, WA  
I am very pleased with the product,  I had it professionally installed, and I couldn't be more pleased.

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